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Building a 4K Video Editing PC vs Buying a Mac [$1500 Build]

August 15, 2019


– Hey everybody. This is Roberto Blake of robertoblake.com and I’m geeking out with you today over something really awesome. It’s gonna be my 4K video
editing and gaming machine. This thing is something I’ve
been wanting to do for a while, but it’s now very
practical for me to do it. I’m gonna talk about it. So, I’ve got a lot of the parts here. There’s some stuff that’s
shipping from Amazon. I’m gonna have Amazon
links to all the parts in the description below for you guys, along with some of the thought
process behind this build. I’m not building on camera here. I want to talk to you guys
about it first because there are a lot of you who
are getting into 4K video for editing and for
business and I wanna talk about why I chose my
parts, what I’m doing, and why I’m doing a 4K
video editing machine instead of just buying
a 4K or 5K Retina iMac. So, that’s what this video’s all about. So, for me, it’s very
practical to build a 4K video editing machine
because it has nothing to do with my YouTube channel. My YouTube channel’s
gonna benefit from it, but this is part of my
business and something that I don’t know that you
guys all understand or get is that I do a lot of
client services for content production and creation. I do a lot of public speaking around that. I do private talks with
companies about it. I do consulting for them, as
well as small business clients. So, for me, if I’m editing
for one of my friends ’cause I have a lot of
friends who are speakers, if I’m editing a reel for
them or I’m editing stuff from their last speaking
engagement and putting that together and chopping it
up for them, then that literally as one gig pays
for something like this. So, that’s why it makes sense for me. So, from a business
standpoint, this is more about video production and
editing and what I wanna do as a creator too for
other projects that I have that I promised you guys
motivational short films, things like that. So, that’s why I’m building this rig. If you’ve been following my personal vlogs and my Dear Entrepreneur’s
vlog, then you know that also I’m embracing some more
of my childish escapism. You guys know that I’m
a big fan of Star Wars and I’m an old school
gamer, Mega Man and Zelda, that kind of stuff, but
there’s a lot of things that like, caught my attention
and there were friends who were doing some interesting things. So, casually, I might ease a
little bit back into gaming. So, this computer is gonna
support 90% of the stuff that I’m doing on the
business side from now on. I won’t need to buy a new
computer for a desktop for years and then when I
casually want to entertain myself, this is gonna be really great
for that for watching videos in 4K and also for playing
games with ultra settings. So, that’s why I’m doing this build. The reason that I just
didn’t decide to get a 4K or 5K Retina iMac was
for the amount of money I’m spending on this
build, which is between $1200 and $1500, including accessories, that would be like a base model stock iMac that I’ll never be able to upgrade again, and I won’t get all the things
that I’m getting with this. Let’s dig a little bit
into my parts though. I’m gonna tease you guys with this. This is something I’m gonna
unbox and review later, as far as a new drawing
tablet, might be a cheap alternative to Wacom. So, I’m teasing you guys with
that because it’s sitting here on the product desk. When you’re editing 4K
videos, speed matters with all your components. So, I’ve got a bunch of Samsung SSDs. I actually have three of these. Two of them are 250 gigs
and one of them is 500, and there’s a reason for that. I also have two 1-terabyte
Western Digital blue drives. These are 7200 RPMs and
these are high speed, and these are gonna be
quality for a desktop, and there’s a reason
that I’m combining these. So, for the operating
system and the applications, like Premiere Pro, Photoshop,
all that good stuff, I’m using one of the 250 gig Samsung SSDs. The other 250 gig SSD is for a media scratch disk
and for project files. This is your temporary storage
and this is your project storage and the reason you
want those things separate is because that’s gonna
really help a program like Premiere Pro utilize
those things faster. The media caching is
important because the archive of where do I find all
of your video files, where do I find all of the
source files, that’s something that takes a while to search through. So, you want that on a fast drive. You also want it to be it’s own thing so that when it’s building that library and it’s searching through,
it doesn’t have a lot to go through. You also want to store
those source data files on their own hard drive layer as well, and that’s where the
Western Digital drives come in because these are
gonna be those data drives. This is where the actual
footage dumped from my cameras is gonna go and there’s two
of them because it’s going to be mirror RAID. It’s gonna be RAID one so
that I have a backup of that footage, no matter what
before I offload it to my remote storage. So, that’s why two of these,
these will be RAID one mirrored and that’s why. The last Samsung SSD, the 500
gigabyte, is an export drive, meaning that once I render
these files, they’re going to their own separate hard drive. The reason to put all
these things on their own hard drives instead of just
one hard drive is because of what’s called internal
bandwidth and that’s gonna really help you as far as speed. Just imagine it as lanes on a highway and that now all of your
data and all of your specific types of data have their own
lane that they’re staying in. That’s super important and that matters. For video editing, a GPU is important. I went with a GTX 970. So, that’s the GPU that I went with. It’s about 300 bucks. Again, links to everything will
be in the description below. The GPU and the CPU should
be arriving while I’m out of town on a trip, but
they’ll be here when I get back. So, I’m not gonna put
all this stuff together until I get back from travel,
guys because, one, I don’t need to rush on this and
then two, I’m gonna be doing some more speaking stuff. I’m on two panels at a convention. So, I wanna focus on that. I can take care of all
of this stuff later, but I’m using i7 Core Processor with 4.4 gigahertz of speed and that’s gonna be
tremendous for video editing. With Premiere Pro, it’s
actually less about the number of cores and more about
the speed per core, and that’s why I went
with a quad core option over six core option. So, these are true quad
core and that’s awesome. That’s gonna be very powerful
for the rendering side and the GPU, the GTX 970, that is a 256 bit. So, that means that I’ve
got a lot more raw power there, in terms of GPU. My render times are gonna be great. My video playback’s gonna be great. So, that’s gonna be really
important for this build. I went with a Gigabyte
for the motherboard. I could’ve went a lot
of different directions, but I trust them as a brand. I also trust Asus for
motherboards as well, but I went with Gigabyte
knowing what I was doing and this particular
model is about 200 bucks. It’s ultra durable. It’s the Z97XUD5H. So, this is really cool. This is gonna work with that GPU. It’s got the four RAM slots
and goes 32 gigs of RAM. I’m gonna be using Corsair
Vengeance for that. So, that’s the RAM. I went with EVGA for the
power, 750 watts bronze, three year warranty. This is gonna be tremendous for me. This build when I checked
it on PC Parts Picker, it’s probably only going
to use about 500 watts max at any given time, but I wanted to have the upgrade capability. If I wanna throw a second
GPU in there, I can. For 4K video editing in
Premiere Pro, the reality is that you really
don’t get that much more out of SLI and a second GPU. A lot of people think you do,
but not for the video editing, maybe for doing crazy stuff on gaming, sure, but for me, it’s practical
to just have the one drive, but if I really want to,
I can upgrade to something else crazy later or I could
slap a second one in there. So, two video cards, not
necessarily the biggest thing in the world.. A lot of people disagree on
that, but the reality is, everything that Adobe says
means that you can get by with one and you’ll be more than fine. Between having a really good
CPU and a really good GPU and 32 gigs of RAM like what I’m doing, it’s more than enough. So, just break down some
of the pricing for you. The Samsung drives that
were 256 gigs, 89 bucks. So, 90 bucks for each of those. The Western Digital drives
were only 50 bucks a piece. So, between that and then the
$150 for the 500 gigabytes Samsung SSD, you’re looking
at, let’s see, $150, $250, and then $180. So, you’re looking at about
$430 just in the storage capacity but it’s because of
the way that I want to do it. You certainly could
scale all of that down. This is just what makes sense for me and I decided to go big or go home. With the RAM, you’re looking at $150. It’s not bad. The case that I’m using,
the (mumbles) case, that was only 60 bucks. It’s got a lot of great features for it and it looks cool. Looks like a bloody stormtrooper, and that’s what I’m gonna call it. So, this was not the most
expensive thing you can build but I chose these options
because this is something you can save up for. This is something that I
think is very practical for most people if you
take your time with it and if you buy your parts individually. The other thing is for
me because I’m using this for paid work, I’m gonna make
back the return on investment on this very easily. So, that’s going to be
very important for me, not to mention, I’m
gonna buy back my time. Rendered times for everything that I do for the YouTube channel
take up a lot of time and usually, I just walk
away when that’s going on and I use another computer
for something else. This will still mean
that I can have maximum productivity and still
use my best machine, even while that’s going
on in the background. So, I think that buying
back your time is a good way to spend any money
and that’s part of why I’m doing this. So, now you know why I’m building a 4K video editing machine. I’m gonna talk more about these
parts in individual videos. I’m gonna give you some
more advice about my journey in the 4K video editing
using my Panasonic camera, and the other stuff. I’m actually going to be
investing in a Panasonic Lumix G4 in addition to the G7 that I have. So, I’m gonna get the GH4
eventually, maybe by the end of the year, after I build
out more of the lenses there because for speaking engagements,
it makes sense because that camera does not have
the 30 minute time limit. So, that makes a lot of
sense for me and to be able to shoot in 4K if I really
want to and be able to crop in scale down, for something
like shooting a speaker reel, where you have the big stage
and you have all those things, you could shoot loose and
wide with 4K and that makes a lot of sense, especially
when you wanna get those close ups of someone speaking on stage. So, that’s why an investment in something like that for the world
that I’m playing in, for who my clients and my
contemporaries are, it makes a lot of sense for me, and it’s a good way to spend the money, plus
it’s a tax write-off. Anyway, that’s it for my
4K video editing build. Again, links for you guys
in the description below for everything I talked about. Also, I could give you
advice on a budget version of a video editing rig
’cause maybe you don’t need 4K video for what you’re doing. If you’re a YouTuber, you
certainly don’t need that. If you’re an independent
filmmaker, you many not need that. I could certainly tell
you how to build something for 600 or 700 bucks that
is more than good enough. So, if that’s something
that you’re interested in, let me know in the Comments section, and I will make that video. Anyway, Like this video if you like it. Don’t forget to subscribe. Check out the other awesome
stuff on the channel. As always you guys, thanks
so very much for watching and geeking out with
me over my new 4K video editing rig, that will also
get me back into gaming.

100 Comments

  • Reply SolidMGSnake June 1, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Now this is geeking out! =) I'd make use of that M.2 slot your motherboard has. The speeds are insane if you get something like a Samsung 950 Pro SSD.

  • Reply R K June 1, 2016 at 7:44 am

    hey,your old imac wallpaper was from attack on titan..
    do you still watch anime?
    btw i am am otaku😃

  • Reply BroOhkEy June 1, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Not quite sure if you mentionned it, but are you gonna put a vid of you building the PC? I think that would be entertaining to watch!

  • Reply Eduardo Vilca June 1, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Wow!! Your channel has grown so much. Good for you really. I haven't seen your content in a while. I remember subscribing to you because of a Premiere Pro tutorial and you had less than 30k then. Really happy for you. Keep it up. Nice PC by the way, I built one not long ago too.

  • Reply Jorvis June 1, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I am so jealous 😩😩😩😩😩

  • Reply Alex Penaud June 1, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Actually maybe (gaming apart) it's more wise to just change your editing software (but you need to change the habits too it's true) instead of buying a new computer (if you are not a gamer, in your case this power is relevant)?
    Because Final Cut Pro is a much better editing software (performance side) than Premiere Pro and for 4k smooth editing, it's really ahead even on anemic configuration because of the smooth background rendering process.

    ex on a really underpowered machine : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnapaZYD2cU

    For the gaming part, you'll need this power and Windows 10 so yeap, and you can't use Final Cut Pro, but maybe in a hackintosh with W10 on a partition and OS X on another one for video editing ^^

    I just try to give you some informations, that may be relevant if I'm right on the performance side 🙂

  • Reply Ed Merritt June 1, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Roberto, have you checked out this CPU http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00MMLXIHM ?
    You say it's not about cores but speed per core. When overclocked to 4.0, shouldn't this CPU kick some serious butt?

  • Reply ProlificBanana June 1, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Niec build. I'm a pc person all the way just because I can build computers myself so for what I would spend on mac, I'd be building an amazing pc with accessories. Just seems more economical I guess.

  • Reply KT design June 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Roberto,
    I have a nearly identical build. 4790k, 32gb ram, 4tb media raid 0 array, 1tb ssd scratch raid 0 array, 256g render disk and 500g ssd OS disk with a gtx 970ssc. I'd like to warn you that when editing 4k, if you apply nearly any effect including the gpu accelerated ones (fast color corrector etc) there is significant playback lag and dropped frames. Most of my work involves 5k red epic footage combined with a7s & gh4 4k footage. I recently have had success in lowering this lag by converting imported footage to cineform (gopro's codec), which seems to take more advantage of the GPU. I'm considering an upgrade to my GPU to see if I can get a performance boost, but with adobe's recent announcement of native proxies in the next update I may hold off, or atleast wait til prices on current Nvidia cards (980ti, or titan) drop due to release of 1070/1080. I hope this finds you well and look forward to seeing what you create with this build!

    Cheers, Kris

  • Reply Yash Kansal June 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Get a 21:9 monitor

  • Reply Yash Kansal June 1, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Mac if u use fcpx

  • Reply Yash Kansal June 1, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Get the 1070 it is better

  • Reply Yash Kansal June 1, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Pls get a bigger desk

  • Reply Yash Kansal June 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    A7sii is better

  • Reply PMFL June 1, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Roberto hold on the gpu site nvidia and AMD are refreshing the Line up só its bad time to pay 300 bucks on olá tec because the New one even cheaper like 199 bucks new rx480 will wipe the flor on the 970 Men. Hold you money for now on that.

  • Reply larryhill41 June 1, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Budget build please! The struggle is real. Especially in regards to the data management, when I looked at RAID storage in the past, that was nearly $300-$400 alone.

  • Reply Albert Gyorfi June 1, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Hey, Roberto! Do you recommend using a laptop for video editing & rendering? I think that the main advantage is flexibility – you can edit anytime, anywhere – but I don't know too much yet about the hardware parts. If you do edit on laptop, what laptop do you recommend? My budget is 500-700$ and I would need it mainly for YouTube videos.

  • Reply entangledvyne June 1, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I've had ud5h boards for the past 3 generations. They are so solid!

  • Reply Hamza Saeed June 1, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    That PC shall be very good for video editing pretty nice specs and it wold alo be gaming ready, BTW nice video.

  • Reply Jared June 1, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I'm digging the 5K iMac.

  • Reply Brandon I June 2, 2016 at 4:34 am

    Great Video and Explanation

  • Reply Mohd Sohaib June 2, 2016 at 4:49 am

    Thanx for a very useful vdo : ) I have a question is there any software to create sound effects for a short horror film and which software would be good for video editing color grading in post production which require minimum system requirements? :/

  • Reply Kick Rox June 2, 2016 at 6:15 am

    I've been wonderimg when you were going to dive into 4K and glad to see your doing it in style along with practicality. Love your videos and cant wait to see the finish product along with render times compared to your current setup. Thanks and keep doing what you doing!

  • Reply Jason Ong June 2, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Awesome system spec, are you gonna try playing the new Doom to test its gaming prowess?

  • Reply Ricks- 123 June 3, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Can you make an $1000 gaming/editing pc

  • Reply EposVox June 3, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Just the obligatory reminder asking to stop contributing to the myth:
    You do NOT (and never have) need a 4K+ monitor/screen to watch 4K footage/videos! It still has benefits on lower resolution monitors.

  • Reply Elaine Harvey June 3, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Awesome that my comment is at number 111….. Great setup and much needed… Wow… Looking forward to seeing you finished product… I would love a twin sister setup of what you are doing… My best work is created on learning new equipment… moment to moment, the mystery is in all the parts running together without limits… TOTALLY "AWESOME." KEEP ON CREATING….

  • Reply John Dee June 3, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Can a 2tb 2.5" hard drive from my ps4 be used in a rig? Or does it have to be the bizzer size, plz?

  • Reply Psynema June 4, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Samsung 950 M.2

  • Reply Mo Atwan June 4, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    please do a build video….

  • Reply Bernard Bertrand June 6, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    great ! 🙂 would it be good to use that config to do Hackintosh you think ?

  • Reply Nathan Chen June 6, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    How would you go about doing a portable version? LOL

  • Reply james crenshaw June 7, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Great video I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your 4K build. I'm think about building a PC for music production for around 700-1000 do you have any tips?

  • Reply Sam N June 7, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Still dont understand why people compare custom build vs macs. Not even a apple fanboy, but mac is more about os and design. People dont buy mac to game.

  • Reply Makerofchaos June 7, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    why don't you go ahead and buy 4 terabytes in and put everything into that after you edit everything

  • Reply Kid Gorilla June 8, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    +Roberto Blake

    I would like to play some online games with you, I just need to learn how to build a PC first SMDH.

  • Reply Canine Therapy Inc June 9, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Just amazing Roberto Blake! Thank you!

  • Reply ProXPERT June 11, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Buy 1080 it's only $150 more than 1070

  • Reply Roy Korpel June 12, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Hey m8, we spoke earlier about building a rig and leave Apple, remember? I am curious about your feelings when this system is working. Are you going to do some adobe speedtests? I wonder why you dint go for an M2 SSD or PCI SSD? Those things write / read aprox 2000mbs. I wait for the 1070 becoming more mainstream in some weeks and go for the 5820K. Its easily to overclock. I am very interesting how you enjoy your build men!

  • Reply MK Flav June 13, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    if you get steam we should play brother

  • Reply Luis Cuevas June 13, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    I recently finish saving up for a gaming PC, and i might just copy your set-up if you dont mind.

  • Reply Daniel Inglese June 14, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Great video! How would you use the Media Asset Drive (Seagate 4TB) as mentioned in the description? Is this an alternative storage option to the one mentioned in the video?

  • Reply Freddy Torres June 15, 2016 at 5:13 am

    just gained a new sub, enjoyed this video very much. it was informative and to the point. thanks for making this looking forward to seeing the finished product.

  • Reply Richard Patterson June 15, 2016 at 7:12 am

    MEGAMAN!

  • Reply PTK201 June 15, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    what about a card for audio ins/outs? any recommendations?

  • Reply Unicorn June 21, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I love the business insight you give!

  • Reply Thanos July 1, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    this will prolly be like 2500$ Montreal fk

  • Reply Channel Zero July 3, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    im going for my first build. just wondering how this one has been doing? and what changes would you make?

  • Reply Shaun Bennett July 10, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    I have and use the same turcom tab. It was my first and has been running great for 2 years

  • Reply Lorenzo'sTechTips July 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Raid 1 is NOT A BACKUP its a direct mirror

  • Reply Mohammad Al-Ghamdi July 25, 2016 at 12:11 am

    Does gtx 1070 can fit on Thermaltake VERSA N21 ?

  • Reply Cameron Johnson July 26, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Hey Roberto would you mind explaining why you chose the 500 gig sad as your export drive and the 250 as your scratch/media drive? Ill admit i don't fully understand how scratch drives are used but if they are meant to be the drive that houses your source files wouldn't they need to bigger? And couldn't your export drive be smaller since it's only meant to improve export speeds? Really helpful video, just looking to clarify a few things.

  • Reply Gerard Cana August 1, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Hey Roberto, I'm interested in building a rig for video editing with hardcore motion graphics and special effects. I would be using premiere pro in conjuntion with ALOT of After Effects. and maybe some basic 3d modeling. What considerations do I have to take in comparison to your build? I don't have a need for 4k right now but if I were to build a PC that could handle hardcore motion graphics I assume it could also handle 4k easily. Or do those not overlap at all? Also, I would like to use the computer for gaming.

  • Reply justinholman123 August 6, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Dude, awesome info and really informative, I really appreciate it. Now, I have been going ALL over the net, and you seem to talk ENGLISH and not TECH with hardware. Now I do have a question, I am in Australia, and to buy a "capable" iMac would cost me about $3500AUD ($2700US). Now, from your videos, you seem to basically say that I should choose PC over MAC for the fact I am able to build a behemoth of a PC machine for a much MUCH cheaper price than an awesome iMac. But people say they hold onto Mac's for years, but with PC, they are constantly adding to it.

    IN terms of $$$, and this is to make hobby short films, a few people have made the switch to PC it seems, is this true?

  • Reply Jeremy JMIAH Williamson August 21, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I actually just stumbled across this video, but totally dig your content.. we do a lot of the same things, so im subscribing! keep up the good work man! @JMIAHONLINE

  • Reply Hayden August 21, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Roberto if you are concerned about the 30 minute record limit for speaking engagements why not just invest in an external recorder? You can get a cleaner signal and get rid of the record limit. This will also give you more time to build up your lens collection.

  • Reply C 1 y d 3 LORIAGA August 29, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    hi can i ask if a ddr2 or ddr3 motherboard can support a ddr5 graphics card??

  • Reply Nenad Mrdak August 29, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Is this good PC build for 4k video editing, opinion pls ?
    INTEL Core i7-5820K 6 cores 3.3GHz (3.6GHz)
    MSI X99A SLI PLUS
    GIGABYTE nVidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256bit GV-N970XTREME-4GD
    KINGSTON DIMM DDR4 8GB 2400MHz HX424C15FB/8 HyperX Fury Black
    CHIEFTEC CTG-750C 750W Full A-80 series
    Samsung EVO 500 gb SSD
    Sandisk 960 GB 2,5'' sata 3 ssd ultra

  • Reply Stan Svitsa August 31, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Roberto, looks like Final Cut on Mac is few times faster than Premiere on even better built Windows rigs, your thoughts?

    Proof: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P5UWEKSUXo

    If I you would not need gaming and portability was a big plus, whould you buy entry level 15'' MBP+4k monitor instead?

    Big investment for me, so any advice is appreciated.

  • Reply MCGYV3R September 7, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    would partitioning a ssd drive to function as media scratch disk and export disk still be just as efficient as using two separate ssd?

  • Reply Quiksandd9 September 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    if someone is offering me a 2013 imac for 600$ is that a fair deal? i mainly just want to edit videos

  • Reply Samurai Kibiji September 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Mirror raiding the storage drive is more of a precaution and security decision right? I'd like to do this, it's just for the budget a iffy choice to me.

  • Reply Al Davis September 25, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    With Boot Camp, I'm just curious for why you don't just boot to Windows from the Mac?

  • Reply EPHS September 26, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Can you recommend a company that builds custom machines? Great video and thanks.

  • Reply Worth October 1, 2016 at 2:10 am

    Roberto would this pc work Davinci Resolve 12.5

  • Reply CrackaLackTV October 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Love the part about "Buying back your time"

  • Reply Bryan Wullner November 10, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    I am considering building this per your parts list on Amazon. Do you have any instructional videos on the actual build?

  • Reply Joe Valle November 15, 2016 at 7:38 am

    did you film the building process?

  • Reply Donald Valinski November 15, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Looking at getting a new PC for my children (from Santa)I like the iMac 27" and would like a SSD DRIVE.what is the best configuration?
    I also thought about a windows PC but my sister said Apple is a lot more reliable what are your thoughts on this?

  • Reply Simon Liebentritt November 19, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    for me the 700 dollar price range would be very important. i would use the machine only for foto and some basic video editing on a 2k display. my 2013 mac book air simply doesn't do it anymore since i started shooting raw files only.

  • Reply John Porter November 27, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Hi Roberto, enjoying your vids but could you clarify, another tech channel stated that for Prem Pro editing it was all about the number of cores and not the speed, they did back it up with render times showing 6 core i7 at 3.2 Ghz faster than 4 core i7 at 4 Ghz.

  • Reply Techno Dad December 8, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Hey Roberto! I've watched many of your videos, and I'm trying to make a PC that will do 4K UHD Video capture from a gaming console. I'm wondering if your editing PC would be similar with what I'm trying to achieve. I am trying to use the following 4K capture card. Please let me know what you think! https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1044784-REG/blackmagic_design_bdlkstudio4k_decklink_studio_4k.html

  • Reply Greg Petree December 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I messaged you in FB too. I went to the Amazon basket, I didn't understand a couple things. Also, a question about Cosair water cooling pcu cooler, if I'm right It would be $20 our $30 more. Also, we won't be using it for any gaming. We need a rig that will do the videography/cinematography that my wife does. This is her Christmas present, and I am out of time. I haven't looked into building a computer since 2004!!! When I was going to school, and I've forgotten everything that i knew and am out of date if I could remember.

    Can you help!? My wife is just starting out! This would make her whole year!

  • Reply Greg Petree December 13, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I saw this somewhere else, and want to know what you think. You said something about utilizing all the lanes. Can you help me do that? My goal is just a little more machine than the one you have here. I hope to do that with more cores in the CPU.My PC Build:
    Intel i7-5820K CPU – http://amzn.to/21TmH82
    Corsair H115i CPU Cooler – http://amzn.to/1p95eKU
    ASRock X99e-ITX Motherboard – http://amzn.to/21TmTE9
    Corsair Vengeance 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 RAM – http://amzn.to/21Tn16S (would 4x8GB be better?)
    Crucial MX200 500GB SSD – http://amzn.to/21Tn7LB
    Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD – http://amzn.to/1pt0FLx
    EVGA GTX 980 Ti Hybrid Graphics Card – http://amzn.to/1pt0JL8 (I would likely do the 1070 here)
    EVGA P2 750W Power Supply – http://amzn.to/1p95Dgp
    Fractal Design Nano S mini-ITX Case – http://snazzy.fm/PT7F3Disclaimer: I am a novice or worse, ignorant all together! I just need a recipe to follow as I want to build this for Christmas. I have diploma from a Technician class, but never got certified and that was 12 years ago!!! I believe I can do it with the right pieces.

  • Reply alphaphotoandvideo December 16, 2016 at 4:49 am

    are you in california? how much would you charge labor to build one pc ?

  • Reply Rich Bonn December 17, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Robert…..thanks for some very helpful info. You mentioned a $700 machine if you're not doing 4K (I'm not). Can't you help out with some specs on that? This is the first video of yours I've found…..I subscribed!

  • Reply Juhs Real December 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    I would like to see a budgeted version of this

  • Reply EdiTecH Guide December 26, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    hi sir roberto… i hope you can help me with may problem..

    hi i am planning to make my new desktop as hackintosh sierra. here are the specs

    Proc: i3 6100 skylake (soon to upgrade i7 6700k)

    Mobo: ga z170m d3h gigabyte

    Ram: 8×2 rip jaws v 2400mhz (soon to upgrade 32gb)

    Cpu cooler: hyper 212

    Gpu: gainward phoenix 1070

    2x 120gb SSD kingston

    and a 630w PSU

    i understand that i don't need to install the Gpu's Nvidia installer… because mac os x will find the right installer for that…

    My only question is, after the installation is done for may i3 6100 hackintosh. and if i wanted to upgrade my processor to i7 6700k. is that possible or do i need to do something? or it is automatically upgrade once i already put the i7 6700k to the motherboard?

    sorry for my poor english. thanks for a good person that will answer this.

    i am going to use this hackintosh to may homebase video editing job where i get all the money for expenses that my family needs. i hope to have a quick response.

    i am watching a lot of your video and its very easy to understand and i love it

  • Reply Hermit Comics January 9, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    have you built this PC? How is it working out? I was under the impression that you needed 8 cores to render 4k video.

  • Reply scott mcmahon January 14, 2017 at 12:37 am

    video editing is not the hard part when it comes to computer power as you can do your editing with smaller proxy files and then go online and transfer the edits to the raw files.
    The part that requires serious computing power is qhen you have to colour grade the raw footage after you have done the editing.

    Have you tried using this computer to do the colour grades?

  • Reply Jeff Spijkers February 4, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Hey Roberto! First let me say how much I enjoy your videos. I just came across your channel while researching the what's, how's and why's for my very first custom build. I also have some questions on how to get the performance I need at a $1000 budget (+/- $200). So here goes…

    I am a Primary School science teacher, and I use a lot of graphics and video in Power Point for my classes. But as you have said (and research has shown), I don't need anything high-end like 4K HD. I just want to be able to edit short video clips together with some cool effects and render it out to video for power point or YouTube, without having to sit around for 5 hours , waiting for a 5 minute video to render. But I have not found any really clear information on the Audio side of the equation. I edit a lot of the music for these videos myself with Adobe Audition. So I need my new PC to have some really good audio capabilities as well. In addition, I do a lot of freelance design work with Photoshop and Illustrator, so Graphics performance is key for this build.

    Can you offer some advice? and maybe even point me to or make a video show the actual build as well?

    Thanks, and keep up the great vids!

  • Reply Jaeger Moore February 13, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Hey I'm a 4K filmmaker and I don't do any gaming on pc what so ever, I'm looking for a nice fast 4K video editing pc, I would like to spend roughly $1,000 on a pc, any suggestions, again I don't do any gaming, just editing with adobe premiere pro

  • Reply V-max Dj February 15, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    hello sir
    i purchage 4K Video Editing and photo editing window pc.
    plz take me pc quatation.

  • Reply Graham Roth February 20, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I'm at the point where I need a new mac for 4k editing, and looking at building a PC to save money

  • Reply Mark Billy Svensson March 6, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Hello Roberto. Thanks for this. I'm in the UK and want to order the exact setup. Do you have anything in place that allows you to benefit off this instead of me just ordering it myself. Be happy to contribute to your channel

  • Reply Bentzen Visuals March 7, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    thank so much for this video and the article that send me here.

  • Reply Corey Drums March 27, 2017 at 3:01 am

    MACs are trash!!!!!

  • Reply jean-Luc Darne March 28, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    This is the first video I've seen of yours man! Pretty awesome! I'll definitely be subscribing to your channel!

  • Reply Quinton Shefield April 3, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Hey roberto huge fan!
    When buying a cpu how do I know it is a desktop cpu and not a mobile/laptop cpu. Does it say somewhere in the name?

  • Reply Randall Arnold April 21, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Great video as usual. I also built my own 4K multimedia beast (~$2200), based on AMD FX9590 and using mostly Corsair components. I'm really pleased with it but you gave me ideas for upgrades, particularly the SSD scratch disk.

    Mine is mainly used for 2D graphics, 3D design, and music (with some gaming), but my son is about to start school for a multimedia production degree so this needed to be a good all-around workhorse. The Radeon Pro WX 5100 video card wound up being a great choice for that (just wish I could afford the WX 7100!).

    Parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yhHFyf

    Note: I highly recommend that CyberPower UPS. Worth every penny.

  • Reply c0pyimitati0n April 25, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    My MSI GT70 is starting to crap out.. I love the ability to be able to edit on the go our take it outside on a nice day, but this PC looks sick. What laptop would you get if you wanted to edit 4k on the go? I really like having 3+ hard drives in my laptop, so that is almost a must.

  • Reply Patrick Kendall May 24, 2017 at 7:57 am

    What kind of 4k footage are you editing where you only need 2tb of hard drive space

  • Reply Christopher Fevrier May 27, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    hey what size iMac do you have in this video?

  • Reply Talia Da Silva June 21, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    ROBERTO did you make the budget one?? I dont need 4K but I would like to build a good editing PC, also for architecture stuff

  • Reply Rishabh Kumar July 20, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Shut up !

  • Reply GoodLiver Gang August 10, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I'd be interested in something that can handle 1080 P really well, but would give me the option of at least using 4K temporarily while I save to upgrade the parts.

  • Reply shakes October 9, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    hi i found you on medium.com jist whant to say thank you i am from south africa and its hard to find some 1 to help with this to go on 4k sow thank you

  • Reply Joris Maas Visuals November 30, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    I did go with a Windows editing system as well (i7 4790 QuadCore with 24GB ram, 960GB Crucial MLC SSD, Geforce 750GTX and 7TB internal storage, 3×2 TB and 1 x 1TB 3.5" HDD's). It's a less packed system than yours (mine is from 2015) but very capable to render 4K Video projects. I think you said it right: The amount of time you save with shorter rendering times is amazing and will pay for itself basically (time = money they say). Maybe I will upgrade just the processor next year and the GPU, should be ok for another 2 year of editing probably.

  • Reply Aren Saunders-Gonzalez June 20, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Hey is there an updated version of this list? It currently does not show on the link you provided to the Amazon List in the description. Also, thank you very much for this informative video, it has loads of useful information!! (:

  • Reply Carlos Lopez July 21, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Can you recommend a build computer for a graphic designer , Adobe premier, video game streamer with a budget of 1400?

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